IRVING, TX — A shooter killed someone at Texas’ North Lake College before committing suicide Wednesday, police said — violence that students said started as classes in the Dallas-area school were underway in the late morning.
“There appears to be no continuing threat but police will continue to search to make the campus safe,” police in Irving said on Twitter.
Irving Police started receiving 911 calls at 11:33 a.m. CT. They arrived at the two-year community college before noon and announced that a victim and a suspect were dead at 12:47 p.m. CT.
The shooter killed the victim in one building, then moved to another building where the rampage ended in suicide, officials said. Investigators are still working to confirm their identities.
Student Joseph Le told CNN he was in a campus building when he heard three shots and a male yell, “Leave her be!”
Le, who said he then took cover, said the shots sounded like they were fired inside the building.
Another student, Haseeb Ahmed, was in class when he heard three gunshots, he said. It wasn’t immediately clear where the shots were fired.
Ahmed and his classmates barricaded the door to their classroom, he said.
“We gathered the hardest materials in our possession to throw if something happens,” he said.
As news of the gunfire spread, the college urged students and staff to lock themselves in rooms. After police said the suspect was dead, the school canceled the rest of the day’s classes and closed campus Thursday and Friday.
North Lake College is a community college that had more than 11,000 students in fall 2013, the most recent semester for which the school posted data on its website.